Thursday, March 9, 2017

February Show and Tell

Now that the snow is slowly melting, we find that getting together with our groups of girlfriends is extremely important.   Woolies on Tuesday was back to normal and a fun gathering.   Lots to show.

First up is Mari's beautiful quilt from Geoff's Mom Pattern Co.   Wow, that's a lot of work!!!

The next ones are all from our prolific Sandy!   
This is her version of Buttermilk Basin's Mystery Quilt from 2016.
Don't you just love how she finished it?   So clever. 

This is one that she did from a sew a long with Cheri on Cheri's Facebook Page. 

Another Cheri pattern called "Bless your Heart"

This one is from a pattern by JoAnn Mullaly.   Sandy must have made multiples because I was the lucky recipient of one for Christmas.  Thanks, Sandy!

Cute pillow from Wooden Spool Designs called "Follow your Heart".  

And another darling pillow from Briar Root Primitives called "The Good Heart".  
You can find the pattern in the Winter 2016 magazine, "Simply Vintage".  

And last, but not least, is a cute bunny from Buttermilk Basin called "Primitive Peter". 
Sandy made hers 50% smaller than the original to put in a cute display.   If you follow her on instagram you can see all of her beautiful decorating. She's @sfeigner.  

Next up are mine.    Lately I've been wanting to do some cross stitch.  Getting back to the old days.   Only problem is that my eyes aren't like the old days.   Yikes those holes are small.   I'm wearing "Mag Eyes" and really look rather ridiculous.  Oh well, it gets the job done.   

This pattern is called "Valentine Bird" by Heart in Hand.   

 Little pillows are from Primitive Stitches pattern "4-Ever Valentine Mini Collection".

This is a cute little wall hanging called "Generous and Content" by Cheri.   

And pillows by Cheri called "Valentine Bowl Fillers".  

This is a cute little pillow that I made for a friend from  Buttermilk Basin called "Simply Words BOM-May".  I filled it with crushed walnuts and made it into a pin cushion.   

I was helping Karen  with some samples that she's putting in her Etsy shop.   I loved how this one turned out so made myself one too!   She will be offering kits soon so check it out.  
Pattern is by Red Button Quilt Co, called "Midnight Blooms".  

And if you've been following along with all the show and tell over the months, you know that I've been working on a 12 month series of little quilts from Indygo Junction. Finally, this is the last one!   It's called "June". I'm so glad to finally have them all finished!   Woo Hoo.   

And since I finished up that 12 month series, why not start another one?  
(Am I nuts?  Don't answer that!)
These are by Buttermilk Basin and called "With Cotton and Wool BOM-January"

The little quilt is made separately and so darn cute!

So another month has come and gone with show and tell.   Hope you are enjoying all the fun projects.  

Our snow is almost all melted and we are in countdown for Spring to begin.  Although, Spring in Central Oregon is quite iffy.  Sun one day, snow the next.   At least we can get around now though.   

Have a great weekend!   
Hugs, Anne

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pine Tree Ridge

Sandy and I are working on another Jan Patek quilt as a sew-a-long.    We aren't setting deadlines, just working on it when we want to.   Both of us are loving this quilt which makes it easy to keep moving forward.  

I know I posted my pictures from last month, but will show them again along with Sandy's.  (Also, my lighting was really off).

Showing hers first and mine second.  

I forgot to take a picture of my church.  Oops...

Those are my birds.  Sandy wasn't quite finished with hers. 

And this is the progress so far.    Sure am loving this one.   I'm glad that we aren't sticking to the 12 month block of the month schedule.  We might have this finished before summer.  Wow...what a concept!    (I better not get too cocky tho, because you never know what life will deal you.  We were both in our sewing rooms a lot because of all the snow we had). 

See you next month!

Hugs, Anne

Monday, March 6, 2017

Fall Festival #2

Continuing on with the quilt-a-long that Lori at Humble Quilts organized, here are the blocks that she gave us for homework in February.  To refresh your memory, the pattern is by Jan Patek.  I'm doing my applique in wool with cotton backgrounds.

These pieced stars aren't  the easiest to work with.  I finally had to draw my own paper piecing pattern in order to get the correct seam allowance.  Grrrr

So that's it for this month.  Can't wait to see what our homework is for March!   We are really moving right along.   

Thanks, Lori, for this fun project.   

Monday, February 6, 2017

Catching up

Hi there,   It's been awhile.  Thanks to all of you who emailed me to make sure things were okay.   I guess I took a little break.  It wasn't planned, but maybe needed.   I'm going to try to get back to a regular blogging schedule and it will help that I've joined Lori's quilt-a-long.

We are doing Jan Patek's "Fall Festival" Block of the Month.   It's a fun quilt with lots of different types of blocks.  

This month we are showing the pumpkin block and the crescent moons.   I took a picture last night when the lighting was terrrible.   Good lesson.   I'll do better next month.

I took this next one before I had stitched it but wanted to show you
 because the colors are much more true. 

Sandy and I are doing a little quilt-a-long of our own using Jan Patek's "Pine Tree Ridge"pattern.   

Again....bad picture taken in bad lighting!

If you've been following me on Instagram, you know how much snow we've had here in Central Oregon.   Record breaking snows!   (And...more on the way tomorrow)!

Mr CnW is 6' tall, and so is that berm.  

There was so much snow that our street was down to one lane.   

This is the view from my nest.   It never gets old!

Now, to catch you up on our show and tell at Woolies.  These pictures are from our November gathering.   I can't remember the names of the quilts but maybe the makers of the projects can fill you in if you ask in the comments section.   

Sandy made this quilt from a Temecula Quilt Shop quilt-a-long.  

Another finish from Sandy.   

I think this is an old Buttermilk Basin pattern that Sandy also made. 

Linda E finished this Buttermilk Basin pillow. 

And this cute little hanging quilt from Lily Anna Stitches

Linda E also made this table topper by Kim Diehl.  

Linda H showed us how she uses punch needle when she wants a fluffy look.   

Barb shared this quilt with us.  Her daughter wanted the binding mended.   
It was Barb's very first quilt.

But she knew enough to add a label.    

We didn't have show and tell in December and completely forgot about January.   Next up will be February, I promise.    I did quite a bit of projects during the holidays but they were all gifts and I forgot to take pictures.    Yikes. what's happening to me?   LOL